The Quintessential Book of Advice for Atheist Parents Just Got Bigger and Better

Of all the books I’ve recommended to readers over the years, one that I’ve kept coming back to — because it’s so reliable, interesting, and useful — is Dale McGowan‘s Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion. It’s a compilation of essays (written by several people) about how to tackle the various issues atheist parents have to deal with, a topic that I rarely saw addressed before this book came out. The newest edition of the book is even better than the original.


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David G. McAfee’s New Book Offers “Rational Responses to Religious Questions”

David G. McAfee, who’s written several articles for this site, just released a Kindle book in which he answers some of the most common questions he hears from people who believe in the supernatural. It’s straightforward and doesn’t bore you with any unnecessary chapters or sections.


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An Atheist and a Christian Discuss Whether Religion Leads to Violence

It’s not often you see a working collaboration between a Christian theologian and an atheist, but Randal Rauser and Justin Schieber have found a way to make it work in their new book An Atheist and a Christian Walk into a Bar: Talking about God, the Universe, and Everything.

It’s an informal debate on faith, morality, and the universe.


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You Are Going to Die… and That’s Okay

Accepting our own mortality is a starting point for having a more fulfilling life.


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Why the Philosophy of Religion Should No Longer Be Taught

We would all laugh at the idea of Creationism being taught as part of a university’s science curriculum, yet many philosophy programs include classes on religion. Author John Loftus argues in his latest book Unapologetic (Pitchstone Publishing, 2016) that the philosophy of religion needs to end. We should take it no more seriously than a class on the philosophy of fairies.


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